Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse RPG Up On Kickstarter

I’m a huge fan of innovation in game worlds. There’s lots of fantasy RPGs, walking-undead board games, and sci-fi skirmish games out there. What you don’t see a lot of are games where you and the other players are mice who form a club and build their own motorcycles. But that’s what you’ll be doing in Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse, a new RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Era: Balam Sci-Fi RPG Up On Kickstarter

I wish I could be a fighter pilot.
No, really. Back when I was a kid, that was near the top of my list of things I wanted to do. Unfortunately, I’ve got godawful eyes and so Top Gun academy was never really in my fates. But I can live vicariously through my RPGs. And what’s better than a fighter pilot? A fighter pilot in space, of course! And that’s just what you get to be in Era: Balam, a sci-fi RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now.
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Arthur Lives! 2nd Edition Up On Kickstarter

Pretty much all of us know of the Arthurian legends. Whether it’s because we’ve read the classic tales, seen the musical Camelot, or simply watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail, you know about the knights of the round table and the adventures they go on. Well, Arthur Lives! lets you play those classic characters but in a modern setting. The knights have been reincarnated in modern times. But why? That’s what you must find out. The 2nd edition of the game is up on Kickstarter now.
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Rockalypse: the Fate Core RPG of Musical Conflict Up On Kickstarter

I love playing Bards. I really do. They are, by far, my favorite character class to play. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I was in band for years in school, even being section leader in Marching Band my senior year of high school (obviously, I peaked early 😛 ). Well, what if, instead of a high-fantasy world, you had an entire post-apocalyptic RPG based around musical conflict? Well, then you’d have Rockalypse, which is billed as, “Scott Pilgrim meets Mad Max, Tank Girl meets Jem, Beat Street meets Buckaroo Banzai, plus FLCL, Brutal Legend, Six-String Samurai, and more.” They’ve got my attention. They’re also up on Kickstarter.
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The Secrets of Cats: Feline Magic Up On Kickstarter Now

It’s cats.
On the internet.
And involved in gaming.
Seems like a pretty good meeting up together all in one. The Secrets of Cats: Feline Magic is the 2nd expansion book for the Secrets of Cats RPG world (which uses the Fate system). As you can tell, this supplement has to deal with all the magic things that cats can do (more than just “always land on their feet”).
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Fated Minions Of The Source Sourcebook Now Available

Have you ever felt that there must be something more to life? Like there was something more meant for you? That you were part god? Well, that’s the world of Part-Time Gods. Do you still flip burgers or sweep floors when you’ve got a bit of divine power inside of you? That’s up to you. The game has been brought into the Fate system as well. Plus, along with that, to help expand your adventure, they have a new sourcebook out called Fated Minions of the Source.
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Divine Instruments of Fate Now Available From Third Eye Games

If someone asks you if you’re a god, you. Say. YES!
And in some RPGs, you certainly can end up with a character that’s partly divine to all the way divine. But unless you’re all-powerful (and I don’t think a lot of GMs are going to be like, “oh yeah, you can just do whatever, no consequences, no roll needed. Just go right on ahead.”), you’re going to need implements to help you out in your god-duties. That’s where Divine Instruments of Fate, from Third Eye Games, comes in.
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North Wars: The Martian Conquest RPG Up On Kickstarter

After Thanksgiving, I move some DVDs on my shelf out of the way (the shelf’s deep enough to have two layers of DVD boxes on it) and grab all my Christmas movies for watching during the month. There’s all the regular classics like How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Muppets Christmas Carol, and A Christmas Story. But there’s also a dvd of Mystery Science Theater 3000. That one’s Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. I actually just watched it yesterday. Well, Grim Games has made an RPG supplement that’s loosely based on the movie (robot pals not included) and they have put it up on Kickstarter.
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Midweek Snippets

Hello there, Wednesday. How are you? I see you’ve brought the Guns ‘N’ Roses weather back with you. And while I know I’m in the minority here in Atlanta when I say, “woo! Rain!” I don’t care. I enjoy it. So there.

Along with the rain, Wednesday brings us our Midweek Snippets post, where we bring you some bite-sized stories that we’ve found over the past couple days.

In this batch we have: Tor Gaming Announces The C’thu Kickstarter, We’re All Mad Here NPC Contest from Wizard of the Coast, Fistful of Lead: Reloaded fully backed on Kickstarter, Tin Man 35% Off Sale Ends Sunday Night, Shieldwolf Miniatures releases new Goblins, New Sci Fi Dwarves from Scibor, Oddzial Osmy’s 3mm and 15mm October Releases Arrive at PicoArmor, The Seraphis Institute – The Third Army Deal From Nexus Miniatures, Vasseth Strike Tank and Reaction Force released by Loud Ninja Games, New Shaleground 30mm and 40mm RL Deals From Tabletop-Art, Crusaders of the Faith Revealed for Shattered Earth’s Children of the One True God Faction, Medieval Mayhem Coming This December, New Cavalry Models From Brigade Models, and Just Four Days left on the Interface Zero kickstarter for Fate.

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Interface Zero: Fate Edition Up On Kickstarter

Just as porting your game to as many languages as you can is pretty important, porting your RPG setting to as many systems as possible is also pretty important to help make your game grow. Some gamers love their certain game systems and aren’t really wanting to learn a new one. It’s fine. But as a game maker, that means sometimes making multiple versions of your game. Gun Metal Games is doing that with Interface Zero, their cyberpunk RPG game. It’s up on Kickstarter now, looking to be ported to the Fate system.
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Part-Time Gods of FATE Kickstarter Running Now

Part-Time Gods, the RPG by Third Eye Games, is taking fate in its hands and coming to the Fate gaming system. There’s a Kickstarter campaign up and running now in order to make this possible. And barring any sudden drops in the funding that’s already been pledged, it looks like it’s going to make it, already 50% over their funding goal. In the game, players must choose between how much of their divine nature they want to tap into, as it will mean losing their bonds with humanity.
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Crestfallen, a new Bronze Age RPG up on Kickstarter

White Rose Games doesn’t think that going home with the bronze is such a bad thing. In fact, Bronze is one of the most important metals throughout history. It certainly ushered in a new set of refinements in tool-making. They’ve created Crestfallen, a new fantasy RPG set in a world where technology is much the same as our world during the Bronze Age. There’s also magic and mystical creatures. They have a Kickstarter up and running to try and get the system, powered by Fate, into your hands.
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Shadowcraft Fantasy/Spy RPG up on Kickstarter

Shadowcraft is a new fantasy/spy RPG that’s up on Kickstarter. The game uses the Fate system, but modified for a high-magic world. It’s Spy vs. Spy, but with Gandalf as the spy masters.
The campaign is about 3/5 of the way to their goal with still 11 days to go on the clock.

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Smoke & Glass Steampunk RPG up on Kickstarter

Phoenix Outlaw Productions launched a Kickstarter campaign for Smoke & Glass, their new steampunk RPG system for Fate Core. They’re over their goal, so check out the upcoming stretch goals and extras.

Smoke and Glass


From the campaign:

Smoke and Glass is a steampunk urban fantasy setting for Fate Core written by Abigail Corfman and presented by Phoenix Outlaw Productions. This unique setting welcomes players to the city of Kroy, where the technology of a steampunk-Dickensian inspired world meets storybook fantasy and magic. Players take on the roles of Kroy’s diverse citizenry as they fight to claim their place on the mean streets of this dangerous city.

The game features a new class system, custom stunts, and unique magic rules created to enhance and expand on the already powerful Fate Core system. Smoke and Glass is Phoenix Outlaw’s debut release to the game world that welcomes players to discover a new world brimming with mythology, power and social intrigue.

Strays Fate-accelerated RPG up on Kickstarter

Strays is a new, Fate-accelerated, RPG game up on Kickstarter.
Family-friendly, you can play this game with your kids.



From the campaign:

A kid-friendly RPG (powered by the Fate Accelerated engine), about dogs, cats, other friendly critters, and the silly stuff they do!

Arkham Fate Accelerated Companion for Lovecraft and Cthulhu

Cthulhu is always popular with gamers. There’s Kickstarter campaign going on now for an Arkham Fate Accelerated companion for Lovecraftian and Cthulhu games.

Arkham Fate Accelerated


From the campaign:

In the dark shadows of Arkham, Massachusetts live all manner of twisted evil things. There have been many games in the past, Call of Cthulhu, Trail of Cthulhu, Realms of Cthulhu, Cthulhu Dark, Realms of Cthulhu, etc, etc – but none with the depth of simplicity that is Fate Accelerated by Evil Hat Productions. And set up is simple—you can be playing in minutes. Whether you’re new to RPGs or an expert gamer, Fate Accelerated brings something special to the table.

Sand and Steam running Iron Edda: War of Metal and Bone RPG setting for Fate Core system Kickstarter

Sand and Steam has a Kickstarter campaign underway for Iron Edda: War of Metal and Bone, an RPG setting for the Fate Core RPG system.


From the campaign:

Dwarven Destroyers march across Midgard, laying waste to all before them.
Brave human warriors abandon clan and holdfast to bond themselves to the bones of dead giants, hoping to push back the Destroyers.
The Runescribed harness the magical power of the sacred Runes, wielding magics that could level cities.
Seers advise and divine the future, but the fate of the world is murky and dim.
Jarls, thralls, and warriors fight in common cause, shouting “victory or Valhalla!” as they charge into battle.

Ragnarok has come. The War of Metal and Bone. Will you dine with the gods in Valhalla, or dance with the dishonored dead? Choose your fate.

Starbright releases Zombified for the Fate RPG system

Starbright has a new book using the Fate RPG system. This one’s all about the zombies.


From the release:

This game is about the zombification of the entire population of Earth, and it is set in a period when this process is already well under way.

The zombie apocalypse has already come, in some places faster, in other places slower. Some areas have managed to keep the worst ravages at bay, but these areas are small and shrinking. The world will never be the same again. It’s been zombified!

The game includes the rules from FATE Core as the game system, and no other books are necesary to enable you to start play.

The game includes rules for zombies, character creation, special zombie combat rules, details and maps of New York State after the zombie apocalypse, and a starter adventure to get you into the swing of zombie survivalism gaming.

So grab a rifle and a tactical hatchet, and let’s kill some zombies!

Starbright releases Steampunk RPG book for Fate system

Starbright has released a new Steampunk-themed RPG book for the Fate system.


From the release:

Work has just been completed on the latest addition to the Starbright stable of Role-Playing Game titles, and this time the spotlight has fallen on steampunk. The game is even called Steampunk powered by FATE, just so there’s no confusion.
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Brooklyn Indie Games running OmegaZone setting book for Fate RPG

Brooklyn Indie Games is over on Kickstarter and looking to fund their OmegaZone setting book for the Fate RPG system.


From the campaign:

OMEGAZONE is an Instant Setting for the Fate Accelerated roleplaying game. The 54 card deck contains all the ingredients you need for adventure. It’s just waiting for you to fill in the details.

Adventure generation is just as easy. Included are pre-built locations with NPC faces and potential allies/antagonists, and a adventure hook generator to jumpstart a plot.

OMEGAZONE is inspired by games like Gamma World and Enslaved: Journey to the West; cartoons like Thundarr the Barbarian; books like Conan the Barbarian, A Canticle for Liebowitz, Remnant Population, and The World Without Us; and movies like Escape from L.A., Mad Max, and Six-String Samurai. What I love about adventures set in these kinds of worlds is that the Monstrous becomes familiar, and you get to be them or unite with them to face some other kind of threat. Whether that’s leftover robots in a nature-reclaimed ruin of a city, or just helping defend an outpost of gasoline-makers against The Humungus, there’s always new adventure to be had.

Pirate World, a new Fate/Dungeon World setting up on Kickstarter

Pirate World is a new setting for the Fate and Dungeon World systems that’s up on Kickstarter. They’re more than funded, so it’s stretch goals for the next 29 days.


From the campaign:

Pirate World is a huge supplement for Dungeon World and Fate Core. It’s bursting at the seams with crazy classes, mad inventions and monsters that’ll eat you whole.

Back it now and you get 4 full and 3 preview Dungeon World playbooks instantly! They’re ready; check out the first backer update to get them now. The three preview classes will be updated to full classes on Monday!The Fate Core classes are en-route, estimated late November. As backers, you’ll be invited to the exclusive club that tests and improves Pirate World, and your ideas will help make it better.

The physical book will be awesome. A full colour, hardcover book printed and shipped to you. We can’t wait! Pledge for £9 (about $15) to get the digital copy when it’s released, or pledge for £25 (about $40/ €35.50 with postage) and get the physical copy mailed to you.

Starbright releases Realms RPG setting for the Fate system

Starbright gives you another option for your fantasy RPGs with the release of Realms for the Fate gaming system.


From the release:

This is a big fantasy setting for FATE, with the core FATE rules baked right in. Fate is a generic role-playing game system designed to offer the least possible obstruction to role-playing. Fate has a large number of innovative gaming mechanics. This game includes the Fate core rules and a fantasy setting in one integrated package.

Realms (FATE Edition) is set on a fantasy continent, divided into realms. These realms include human city states, elven forest kingdoms, halfling mounds and dwarven halls. There are monsters roaming the wild places, and there is treasure too.
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Starbright releases Extreme Future Fate Edition

Starbright released their new Extreme Future RPG book that uses the Fate Core rules set.


From the release:

The new version of Fate has changed their open license to make it friendlier to game designers who want to base their game on Fate. This change has made it possible to create a Fate version of the rules for Extreme Future.

Extreme Future (Fate Edition) takes the popular Fate rules and pairs them with the Extreme Future setting to create a Sci-Fi role-playing game with award winning rules. Everything needed to play is contained in the pdf. It is available on RPGDriveThru.